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Title: The Adventure of the Devil’s Snare
Recipient: [personal profile] sanspatronymic
Author: [redacted]
Rating: Teen/PG-13
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, John Openshaw; mentions of Mary Watson and Mrs Hudson
Relationships: John Watson/Mary Watson (at the time of the case); Sherlock Holmes/John Watson (unspecified later time)
Warnings: References to atrocities committed in the American Civil War and Reconstruction eras; canon-typical violence; canon references; Victorian-era racial terminology and attitudes; a more-or-less verbatim quote from The Five Orange Pips reworked into the story as a ‘resource’
Summary: “Of all the mixture of half-truths, gross oversimplifications, and farrago of lies I have sent him over the years, the Adventure of the Five Orange Pips stands out as one of the most extraordinary taradiddles that ever masqueraded as a truthful account.”
Word Count: 7,625
Author’s Notes: As you might guess from the above, The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips never made sense to me as written. I’ve taken your prompt of “a fondness for 'deleted scene' type works (ie, something that would fit nicely into a hole left in a canon story)” as inspiration and…well, pretty thoroughly rewritten the entire thing. I hope it pleases you!
Special thanks to: [redacted] for the beta
Disclaimer: The original story and characters belong to Doyle; all mistakes are my own.

Doctor Doyle – my editor and publisher, insofar as he takes public credit as the ‘author’ for my work … )
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Title: The Adventure of the Maidservant's Revenge
Recipient: [personal profile] scfrankles
Author: [redacted]
Rating: The G-est of G
Characters:, Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Agatha
Warnings: Absolutely none
Author's Summary: In his career, Holmes only admitted to being "beaten four times, three times by men and once by a woman." It is generally assumed that he was speaking about Irene Adler as the woman, but perhaps he was suppressing the fact that he was actually beaten by another woman…

Some months after the conclusion of the Milverton affair... )
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This week we are reading The Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans. It carries the themes of debts and unlikely suspects.

Bruce_Partington )
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Title: One Turf Shall Serve
Recipient: [personal profile] mistyzeo
Author: [redacted]
Rating: R
Characters, including any pairing(s): Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Warnings: None
Summary: Five times Holmes and Watson slept together (and one time they actually had sex).

The first time Holmes and I shared a bed... )
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Title: A Mother’s Adventure
Recipient: [personal profile] sanguinity
Author: [redacted]
Rating: G
Characters, including any pairing(s): Gertie Smith (Mrs. Mordecai Smith from SIGN), Sherlock Holmes, and various other characters both canonical and original
Warnings: N/A
Word count: 4,000
Summary: Some twenty years or so after the events of The Sign of Four, Gertrude ‘Gertie’ Smith, wife of Mordecai Smith, relates another adventure to her daughter Rhoda.

I don’t really know where to start… )

Pinch-hitter Volunteer Post

Oct. 20th, 2017 01:23 pm
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Every so often a participant is unable to complete their assignment and we have to scramble to find someone able and willing to make a gift for the recipient. If you would enjoy being one of the people we turn to in our times of need, please leave us a comment! Include your email, and tell us what fanwork types, verses, pairings, and ratings you might be willing to create for. All comments are screened.

Volunteering on this post is not a commitment: you'll simply be among the people we turn to first when we need a pinch-hitter. If we find ourselves in need, we'll email you a request and due date; you're free to accept or reject. (We do ask that you do so promptly, as deadlines are often tight!)

Thank you so much for volunteering!

Beta Volunteer Post

Oct. 20th, 2017 12:42 pm
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"Watson," said he, "if it should ever strike you that I am getting a little over-confident in my powers, or giving less pains to a case than it deserves, kindly whisper 'Norbury' in my ear, and I shall be infinitely obliged to you."

The Adventure of the Yellow Face
Because even Sherlock Holmes sometimes needs someone to look over his work...

If you're available to beta or Britpick for someone, please leave a comment with the following information:

Email: (or other preferred contact method)
Types of fanworks you can beta: (fic, art, graphics, vids, etc.)
Fandoms: (Doyle, BBC, Elementary, 22nd Century, etc.)
Pairings: (it's helpful to name what you are willing AND not willing to work with)
Ratings: (if you will or won't beta explicit sex, graphic violence, etc.)

If you have any other limitations or areas of expertise, please feel free to include them! Suggestions include fic length, time restraints, availability, areas of special knowledge, or particular strengths or weaknesses.

If you need a beta, please check the comments to see if someone is right for you. (Show a care with your anonymity, please, and refrain from leaving public comments that suggest what you're making for the exchange.) If you can't find who you need in the comments, please email the mods at, and we'll help you find someone.

Also! Please let me recommend [ profile] sherlock60's Round 5 Discussion Posts. [personal profile] scfrankles spent over a year compiling historical linkspams on topics inspired by the original canon stories, and then generously shared what she learned with all of us. I highly recommend the collection for anyone needing inspiration or background for Victorian- or Edwardian-era fanworks!

[admin post] Admin Post: The Poetry Page: On The Bummel with Mrs. Hudson

Oct. 20th, 2017 10:10 am
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Welcome, everyone and thank you for travelling to join me this month in Glasgow!

Well, I say everyone... I believe Mrs. Small-Hobbit’s train has come to a complete halt somewhere in the Midlands. But she has sent her apologies via telegram and will be attempting to join the rest of us as soon as possible.

Our first stop is right here: Miss Cranston’s Tea Rooms on Ingram Street. Where not only will we refresh our bodies with tea, sandwiches and a few mixed fancies, we will refresh our very souls! For in the luncheon room we will be examining the gesso panel The May Queen by Margaret Macdonald. Follow me, please!


...yes, I quite agree. Absolutely beautiful work—and those smoked salmon sandwiches weren’t too bad either.

Now, who is that coming down the pavement? Ah, Mrs. Small-Hobbit! You’re here! Just in time to join us for the second part of our excursion. It’s most exciting—we have been given permission to take part in a life-drawing class at the Glasgow School of Art.

I gather the gentleman model will be fully dressed though, in deference to there being ‘ladies present’. Which seems somewhat ridiculous to me. We are all sophisticated people—I don’t think any of us are delicate little flowers who would faint away merely at the thought of a strange man appearing without his trousers! I mean, who on earth—


Can someone put Mrs. Frankles into the recovery position, please? I’m coming over with the smelling salts.

There we go, Mrs. Frankles, take a deep breath… Ah, she’s coming round, thank heavens.

What’s that, Mrs. Frankles?

No, you certainly can’t have a tot of brandy ‘just to be on the safe side’.

I’m glad you’ve recovered though because the bus for the art school is just approaching…


Well, that was a most productive session! I hope that the visit to the Tea Rooms and the sketches you’ve produced in the life class will aid you in writing your poems.

And just before we head to our overnight lodgings to begin composing, I will add a quotation from Dr. Watson’s story ‘The Copper Beeches’ as one more source of inspiration:

“To the man who loves art for its own sake," remarked Sherlock Holmes, tossing aside the advertisement sheet of the Daily Telegraph, "it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived…”

Speaking of Mr. Holmes… He was the one in fact who recommended Mrs. Forbes’ accommodation to me, as he stayed here once on a case. If possible though, please try and refrain from letting Mrs. Forbes know this. Let us just say that our landlady does not remember the stay quite as affectionately as Mr. Holmes does, and we don’t want to be returning to London on the milk train.

And so, on to Mrs. Forbes’ and on to poetry! As always you will be free to use any form you like. Here are a few suggestions:

221B verselet, abecedarian poetry, acrostic poetry, alexandrine, ballad, barzelletta, beeswing, blackout poetry, blitz poem, blues stanza, bref double, Burns stanza, call and response, chastushka, cherita, cinquain, circular poetry, clerihew, clogyrnach, colour poems, compound word verse, concrete poetry, Cornish verse, curtal sonnet, débat, décima, descort, diamante, doggerel, double dactyl, echo verse, ekphrasis, elegiac couplet, elegiac stanza, elfje, englyn, enuig, epigram, epistle, epitaph, epulaeryu, Etheree, fable, Fib, florette, found poetry, free verse, ghazal, haiku, hay(na)ku, In Memoriam stanza, Italian sonnet, jueju, kennings poem, lanturne, lies, limerick, line messaging, list poem, lyric poetry, mathnawī, micropoetry, mini-monoverse, musette, nonsense verse, palindrome poetry, pantoum, Parallelismus Membrorum, poem cycle, puente, quatern, quintilla, renga, rhyming alliterisen, riddle, rimas dissolutas, rime couée, rispetto, Schüttelreim, sedoka, septet, sestina, shadorma, sonnet, stream of consciousness, tanka, tercet, terza rima, tongue twister poetry, triangular triplet, tricube, trine, triolet, Tyburn, villanelle, xenolith

All completed poems should be left as comments on my page!

This Coming Sunday

Oct. 19th, 2017 08:27 pm
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This Sunday, September 24th, we'll be reading The Bruce-Partington Plans.

We'll meet again Mycroft Holmes who deigns to visit Holmes at Baker Street. Naturally of course it isn't a social visit; the plans for a top secret submarine are missing after the man who last had them is found dead.

If you're new to our community, don't be shy! We read each of the 60 ACD canon stories in a little over a year. Some of the stories are split up given their length. You can have a look at our profile page for the schedule. Each week, the story's discussion begins on Sunday and remains open all week. You can join in with the discussion or write a short 60 word story based on the week's case or just read along with us. Or all three! And you can join us here or on our sister community on livejournal,

We look forward to seeing everyone this coming Sunday.

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